This weeks 'Trainee' in Focus looks at Colette Njoteh, a current Film and TV Trainee and aspiring Director. We had a chat with her to find out more about her world!
What do you do?
I am an aspiring Director and Film and TV Trainee at ELAM. At the moment I am working on Music Videos for some Music Trainees, which has been really enjoyable. I am constantly drawing random things such as buildings, which gives me a lot of inspiration for Film Concepts. I also recently went to the BBC to check out their facilities. I wrote an article on my experience. It gave me a great insight into how I can help them in the future.
Why did you start Film and TV?
My passion for Film and TV started whilst taking pictures for my Art GCSE coursework. I loved how intimate and interesting these pictures where. They sparked a real interest in Film for me.
Also, my dad would take me to the cinema every weekend when I was younger. I always enjoyed these films and had a desire to make films that were similar. I now really enjoy portraying my visions through Film.
What are your aspirations?
I want to be a Successful Director. By that I mean I want to make films that make people laugh and make people happy. I want to give the audience a similar feeling that I had when my Dad took me the cinema. Hearing everyone laugh together is something I wish to recreate with my Films.
I would also love to work on a Disney Film in the future as I absolutely love them!!